Scene & Heard: Chow time
by Sam Matthews / Tracy Press
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Chief cook Joe Vargas Sr. and his son, Joe Vargas Jr., dip into one of the huge kettles at the Portuguese Hall to check some of the 9,000 pounds of beef being boiled for the sopas e carne meals served Sunday during the IPFES Holy Ghost festa.

The traditional meal of boiled beef, broth and bread was served after a parade and Mass at St. Bernard's Catholic Church.

Joe Sr. has been the chief sopas e carne chef for the past quarter-century and has been assisted in recent years by his son, Joe Jr.

Bloodless bullfights conclude the festa this Friday night.
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